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An excellent Lower Palaeolithic Clactonian uni-facial flint hand axe found near Swanscombe, Kent. SOLD
An excellent Lower Palaeolithic Clactonian uni-facial flint hand axe found near Swanscombe, Kent. SOLD
An excellent Lower Palaeolithic Clactonian uni-facial flint hand axe found near Swanscombe, Kent. SOLD An excellent Lower Palaeolithic Clactonian uni-facial flint hand axe found near Swanscombe, Kent. SOLD An excellent Lower Palaeolithic Clactonian uni-facial flint hand axe found near Swanscombe, Kent. SOLD An excellent Lower Palaeolithic Clactonian uni-facial flint hand axe found near Swanscombe, Kent. SOLD
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Homo Hiedelbergensis c.450,000-350,000 years B.C. An excellent Lower Palaeolithic Clactonian uni-facial flint hand axe found some years ago at Northfleet, just a mile from the famous Early Palaeolithic site of Swanscombe, Kent. Skillfully fashioned from a thick oval flint flake struck from the top of a large river cobble; bi-laterally worked distal point and small notch worked to right lateral edge forming distinct cutting and scraping blade edges. Original pebble cortex on underside and also at butt end of axe forming good gripping surfaces. This pleasant early hand axe is intact and in very nice condition with good surface ageing and an attractive dark patina. A scarce and appealing Clactonian hand tool, full provenance and details of find site supplied with tool, 100mm long x 70mm wide x 28mm deep.